Study: Carriers can rake in cash savings by using MEC for offloading traffic

15 May 2018

Carriers can tap into significant cost savings by creating local breakouts that offload traffic through Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC).

study released today found that U.S. mobile carriers could reap savings of more than $546 million over a five-year period by employing white box routing to offload 32% of their video traffic.

Mavenir, which commissioned the study that was conducted by iGR, calls its white box routing a virtualized media breakout controller (vMBC.) White box routing platforms can offload data traffic and lower demand for transport and core networks by routing it directly to the Internet.